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Celebrate Dr Jane’s landmark 85th Birthday and help us continue her legacy!

On April 3, our founder Dr. Jane Goodall will celebrate her 85th birthday!

With the special day just around the corner, Roots & Shoots around the world will be taking part in Global celebrations. It’s the perfect opportunity to recognise and reflect on years spent helping people, animals and the environment.

Please join us in honouring Dr Goodall’s work, and more importantly, contribute to her on-going legacy.  There will be a very special prize for the school that raises the most funds for R&S!

What you can do:

  • Fundraise for Roots & Shoots – there are so many ways to do that, here are a few suggestions featured on our website
  • Donate – to mark Dr Jane’s 85thBirthday, make a donation of £8.50; £85; £850 or any other amount involving the number 85!
  • Send Dr Jane a card with a special message (please e-mail it to! We will share these on social media
  • Make a pledge and get active! If you are part of Roots & Shoots UK, get your class/ group involved! Maybe do an activity that involves 85 items! E-mail your pledge to We will post these on our website
  • Get creative and don’t forget to tag us on social media using these: #Janes85BirthdayUK #IamInvolvedinJanes85th #CelebratingJanes85th


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“Every individual matters, every individual has a role to play and every individual makes a difference.” Dr Jane Goodall, DBE


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